The critical role of capacity building in achieving sustainable development in Africa

Ahmed, Allam (2011) The critical role of capacity building in achieving sustainable development in Africa. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 8 (2/3). pp. 101-110. ISSN 2042-5945

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Abstract

Abstract: Today, more so than ever before, the African Continent is confronted with
many challenges on its path to sustained growth and development. There is no denying
the fact that Africa needs to substantially improve growth performance if it is to
achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These various challenges facing
Africa’s sustainable development were the main focus of the 20th Anniversary Summit
of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) held in the picturesque city of
Kigali, Rwanda3 - under the theme ‘The Future of Africa is Now! The Critical Role
of Capacity Development.’ The aim of this introductory paper of the special issue is
to provide a summary of the key presentations from the Summit with special focus on
leadership, innovation and the role of the private sector and science and technology,
networks of skills and knowledge, rebuilding after conflict, and sustainable support to
capacity development. Moreover the paper will also provide a summary of the steps outlined
by the summit to build capacities for emerging challenges beyond the MDG. The
paper will also include an overview of the ACBF’s flagship publication-Africa Capacity
Indicators Report (ACIR) launched during the Summit and finally conclude by highlighting
a key outcome of the Summit - ‘Kigali Resolution’.
Keywords: Africa; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Sustainable Development; ACBF;
Capacity Building; Leadership; Innovation; S&T; Networks: Skills; Knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Depositing User: Allam Ahmed
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39303

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